PLAY OF THE DAY: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez equalizes late for the hosts with a trademark trickery, winning a penalty that Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge dispatched to give the away side a 2-2 draw. It was only Suarez’s second goal of the tournament, after he had also gone scoreless during Uruguay’s group stage defeat by France, but he will surely enjoy another occasion to thrill the French public.
STREAK AWAITS SUAREZ: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez could become the only player to win the UCL hat-trick in back-to-back seasons, if he gets the winner for his country in the final. The Barca forward netted three in the Copa America in 2015, and will be desperate to add to his tally when Uruguay takes on France in Paris.
STRIKE FOR RAMIREZ: It has been quite a hectic day for Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani, whose refusal to play for his country has turned him into the villain of the piece. Indeed, his teammates were quick to back up their striker. They have not missed him at all, however, with Luis Suarez pulling the strings around the United Mineiro goal to earn them a draw at the Mossi Stadium. A sorry night for the hosts nevertheless, as Uruguay were ultimately held to a draw by the Brazilians.